The diagram below shows the generic structure for each workshop phase.
Session 1: In the first workshop this session will introduce the project. In all subsequent workshops session 1 will be a carefully guided feedback session on the previous gap task.
Session 2: This session introduces the next unit of lessons, allowing the mathematics and pedagogy to be explored and discussed. In the final workshop this session is replaced by project reflection and evaluation tasks.
Session 3: One of the lessons introduced in the previous session is chosen by the PD lead to be the focus of the Lesson Study. An accompanying research question is also chosen and this is discussed with teachers to support their planning for the gap task.
Session 4: Here teachers have opportunities to summarise key points from their learning during the day.
Gap Task: The first gap task entails carrying out pupil interviews. The following three gap tasks involve delivering the teaching unit lessons and carrying out the Lesson Study planned in the previous workshop. It is also suggested that the gap task includes keeping department colleagues up to date with the workshop activities and involved in the Lesson Study.